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Reef Octopus Classic 202-S Protein Skimmer

Reef Octopus Classic 202-S Protein Skimmer

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Reef Octopus Classic 202-S Protein Skimmer Information

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The Reef Octopus Classic 202-S is an in-sump protein skimmer capable of providing powerful filtration for aquariums up to 265 gallons where sump space may be limited.

This Reef Octopus Classic Skimmer is constructed of high-quality cast acrylic that disassembles completely for cleaning. Its unique Super Cone "wine glass shape" body naturally stabilizes and concentrates the organic rich foam as it rises producing an enhanced foam formation.

Fully equipped with a Reef Octopus Aquatrance 3000s pinwheel pump to produce the perfect mix of water and air for optimum waste removal.

  • Refined Filtration at an Affordable Cost
  • Compact Footprint
  • Ultra-efficient Aquatrance 3000s Pump
  • In-Sump Application
  • Turbulence Reducing Super Cone Body
  • Solid Cast Acrylic Construction
  • Bubble Dispersant Plate
  • Precision Control / Bubble Free Output
  • Efficient & Quiet Operation
  • Disassembles for Easy Cleaning & Maintenance
Filtration Handling
  • 265 Gallon – Light Filtration Demand
  • 200 Gallon – Medium Filtration Demand
  • 180 Gallon – Heavy Filtration Demand
Technical Specs
  • Super Cone Body Size: 8.27 to 5.12in
  • Footprint: 12.4in x 10in
  • Neck Size: 4.7in
  • Total Height: 23.2in
  • Output Size: 40mm / 1.25in
  • Note: Recommended Sump Water Depth: 7”-9"
Pump Information
  • Aquatrance 3000s Pinwheel Pump
  • Wattage: 35w
  • Air Draw: 871-880 lph / 27-30 SCFH*
  • Water Draw: 211 GPH*
    *Air and water results will vary depending on aquarium setup
  • Warranty - 2 year manufacturer’s warranty on pump/1 year on rotor/impeller and 1 year on skimmer body

Reef Octopus Classic 202-S Protein Skimmer Reviews

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/6/2016 from LAWNDALE, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This skimmer is awesome and extremely powerful and dead silent. .right away I installed it and it did it's job collecting all the bad stuff in the water. .I love this thing. .thanks again I will be shopping soon working on my next project. .

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A great Skimmer

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 2/21/2016 from Clackamas, OR UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This skimmer is a great unit, that works well. Took a few days to break in, and it was pulling all sorts of sludge out of the system. Skimmer seems well built. It would have been great if the pump was screwed into the base rather than just be held by pressure when assembled. A DC pump would make this skimmer that much better. For what it is, this skimmer functions well and does the job. Could use a few improvements but it works.

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Great skimmer at a good price!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 2/11/2016 from MOBILE, AL UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Love this skimmer! The installation/setup was a breeze and dialing it in didn't take to long either. I actually bought it when it first came out and no complaints yet. I'm running the 202s on a 100 gallon setup and skimmate is very dark which i love! On top of it all it's very attractive... Don't have any cons as of yet but will update if any.

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Sweet Skimmer

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/11/2015 from Corvallis, OR UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: The unit is very easy to put together. Instructions are somewhat lacking but if you understand how the unit works you shouldn't have any issues. In terms of functionality it began working right away. No waiting for the head to establish inside the chamber. In terms of fluid flow this unit has a great design, one that cannot be replicated from cheap alternatives (as I have found in the past). The footprint is very reasonable and the unit is very stable. I have it sitting on top of a tupperware due to my sump water level height and the vibrations from the pump are very minimal.

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